We support disadvantaged schools that struggle to provide a quality education to the children in our partner communities. Projects in this area could include:
Developing a STEM curriculum and activity guides to be delivered at local schools.
Creating activities that can be included in the 'education boxes' that FutureSense is providing to support children who are learning remotely.
Developing the curriculum for a school-based livelihood program.
Understanding the long-term implications of COVID-19 on education outcomes in our partner communities.
You can choose between a 3-week full time (14-16 hours per week) or a 5-week part time (8-10 hours per week) internship. Whether you're a high school or university student we will do our best to cater the internship schedule to your availability.
Your weekly activities will involve connecting with the in-country FutureSense team, meeting with local community members, attending professional development workshops, networking with fellow interns, independent project work and receiving one-on-one guidance and support from your own internship mentor.
At the end of your internship you will present your project to Challenges Abroad, FutureSense and the local community. Your mentor will provide you with feedback on your performance throughout the internship and you will receive a certificate of completion as well as a professional recommendation on LinkedIn.
As an intern, you will get to attend exclusive professional development workshops hosted by our panel of external industry professionals. These workshops are designed to complement your internship project, enhance your employability, provide a networking opportunity and increase your knowledge on relevant topics. Topics could include:
The Sustainable Development Goals
Tips for building your employability
Career pathways in the Not For Profit sector
International case studies relevant to your project area
How to be productive when working remotely
In a world where we are facing an economic recession and the job market is increasingly competitive with experience harder to come by, this internship will help you gain essential skills and improve your employability.
It provides an opportunity build your network, contribute to global social impact by helping marginalised communities, and explore what it is like to work in the international development sector.
This internship will help you build numerous skills including:
We've been lucky enough to have past interns write blogs sharing more information about their virtual internship experience and learnings. If you'd like to hear about our programs from the individuals who have done them, then check out their blogs.
This internship has been designed to meet university requirements to receive academic credit across a variety of degrees. We recommend speaking to your course coordinator to see how this internship could fit in your study plan.
If you're able to receive academic credit, you might also be able to receive funding from your university! Speak to the global mobility/international office at your university to learn what funding might be available to you.
If the program dates listed below don't suit you, please get in touch with us so we can provide you with alternative dates that suit your goals and schedule!
Om and Neeru were incredible, honest, and at times vulnerable with Avnoor and I. They were willing to share their own experiences and knowledge with us, and it made the entire experience so much more personal for us. I can’t thank the Nepal hub enough. I look forward to working with them in person!Queensland University of Technology - Education Student
My favourite component of the internship revolved around understanding and incorporating the culture of Cambodia into our classroom resources as well as understanding the Nepal team; comparing and contrasting our resources and both cultures.Queensland University of Technology - Education Student